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Retirement Savings Contribution Catch Up Considerations

If you will be 50 or older by the end of 2016, you may be able to contribute more money every year to your employer-sponsored retirement plans and your individual retirement arrangements. Contributing more money will help you save more

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Tax-Free Transfers to Charity in January 2013 Can Still Count for 2012 For IRA Owners 70½ or Older

Act now! According to the IRS IRA owners age 70½ or older have until Thursday, Jan. 31 2013 to make a direct transfer, or alternatively, if they received IRA distributions during December 2012, to contribute, in cash, part or all

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Posted in IRA, Retirement, Tax Deductible Expenses, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Relief

Tax Implications of Inherited IRAs

Taxpayers who inherit IRAs also inherit the decedent’s basis or amount invested in those IRAs, regardless of the relationship between the beneficiary and the decedent. Ideally, the decedent will have filed IRS Form 8606 (Nondeductible IRAs), showing the amount of basis in the IRA. Any

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IRA’s Cannot Hold Sub-Chapter ‘S’ Stock: Trusts Can Though

To be taxed as an S corporation, a C corporation must elect S status by filing IRS Form 2553. Electing S status is fairly simple for a new or existing corporation, but meeting the requirements for S status can be more complex when the

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Deducting IRA Losses – IRS Publication 590

According to IRS Publication 590, chapter 1 section "Recognizing Losses on Traditional IRA Investments" you can indeed deduct for tax purposes a loss on IRA plans if you cash out all funs out of all IRAs of the same type be

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Inherited IRA’s Are NOT a Protected Asset Class in FEDERAL Bankruptcy Proceedings

Traditional retirement accounts are generally speaking considered a protected asset should you be required to endure FEDERAL bankruptcy protection. However an Inherited IRA is not generally considered a protected asset in 2 distinguishable regards: The distributions of funds from an

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New Law Allows In-Plan Rollovers to Designated Roth Accounts

The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 permits employers to amend their §401(k) or §403(b) plans to allow participants to transfer an eligible rollover distribution (ERD) into their designated Roth account in the plan if the transfer is of an ERD: 1. made after

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Tax Considerations of Converting to a ROTH IRA

1. The tax bite is too big. 2. Retirement is too close. 3. Savings are too concentrated in one place. 4. Tax brackets often change in retirement. 5. The income can change your tax bracket now. If an investor is

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Contributing to an Individual Retirement Plan

If you haven’t made all the contributions to your traditional Individual Retirement Arrangement that you want to make – don’t worry, you may still have time. Here are the top 10 things the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know

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Converting IRA to a Roth IRA

If you have been saving for retirement in a traditional IRA, you can convert some or all of your traditional IRA funds into a Roth IRA. Beginning in the year 2010, all restrictions on converting to a Roth IRA have

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